9TH - 12TH GRADE
Environmental Factors of the Everglades
In small groups, students build a landscape model to illustrate the uniqueness of the Kissimmee-Lake Okeechobee-Everglades (K-O-E) watershed, and then modify the model to demonstrate how alterations have affected the K-O-E watershed.
In order to compare weather, climate, and other environmental factors of the K-O-E watershed to other places on or near the 28th parallel, students will trace the latitude of the Everglades and different locations around the world.
Students will learn about the Everglades ecosystem by “traveling” through the plant communities of the Everglades watershed.